Thief runs off with money from bank

Update: Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4:43 p.m.:

Officials at Columbia Public Schools confirmed Grant Elementary and Douglass High School went on a brief lockdown because of the bank robbery.

The lockdown lasted about 15-20 minutes. The outside doors were locked during the lockdown.

Original Story:

Columbia police are on the lookout for a bank robber.

Witnesses said a man entered Landmark Bank on North Garth just before 10 a.m. He handed the teller a note demanding money. The robber implied he had a weapon, but never showed one.

The thief ran away from the bank with money. No one was hurt.

Hereâ??s the description witnesses gave:

-White male

-About 5â??9 to 5â??10

-160 to 170 pounds

-Last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt with glasses

If anyone has any information about this robbery or saw anything suspicious youâ??re urged to call the Columbia Police Department or CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.